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Loveemhateem commented on picture ID 140779.

Thank you for helping with identifying! An hour before I noticed it outside my window, I noticed a baby spider on the wall indoors, right by the window I later saw the black spider from. I've actually always liked spiders--there's a lot to love about them. But now I'm a little paranoid that the small baby spider I saw might have been an offspring. That was the first spider I saw in my home ever si... Discussion Thread

June 25, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140779.

It might actually be a Black Widow, Latrodectus variolus. We have photos of them without visible markings. If you click on your state on this page you can see the submitted species and most of the photos we've received of each. Another possibility is the False Widow, Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Yes, spiders can travel on the wind. It's called ballooning. Young spiders often leave their mothe... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140764.

Araniella displicata. I'm impressed! You hadthe ID correct on your own and this is a fairly difficult one because the colors are variable. We could always use more photos from Vermont. :)... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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Loveemhateem commented on picture ID 140779.

I think it's about 15 mm?... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140758.

She's beautiful! This is a Silver Orbweaver, Argiope argentata. Yours is pearly white in the area that usually looks silver.... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140766.

Your really cool insect is an assassin bug, I don't know the ID more specifically. Try going to BugGuide.net and typing assassin bug into the search bar. Images should come up. It's like Google Images, but will bring you to a more detailed answer. BTW Assassin bugs are said to have a strong painful bite.... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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Aarid commented on picture ID 139651.

I believe that is a zebra jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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Aarid commented on picture ID 140682.

Woah! Nice picture, i belive you found a corolina wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140706.

Yellow sac spider, Cheiracanthium inclusum. They have powerful chelicerae (mouthparts and fangs) that can deliver a painful bite, but it won't require medical attention. The venom of this spider does not cause necrotic lesions in humans.... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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ncresident2 commented on picture ID 140718.

Forgot to add this. ~4-4.5 inches between the front leftmost and rightmost legs. That measurement was not front legs to back legs.... Discussion Thread

June 24, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140652.

This is a really nice ventral image of a Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140660.

She's Lariniodes cornutus, a Furrow Orbweaver. I live in Nashua, NH and haven't seen this species yet. This gives me more hope to find one soon in NH.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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SBFGFR commented on picture ID 140500.

Araneus cavaticus also called barn spider.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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LocalEntomologist commented on picture ID 140666.

Nope! Most people will post a couple photos from different angles. This is P. Mira... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140668.

What a gorgeous northern black widow!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140658.

Definitely something you shouldn't mess with. If a child gets bitten, go to the emergency room at once!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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8x8 commented on picture ID 140672.

Thanks! I get like one of these per year inside my house and used to freak me out. I always thought it was a brown recluse so I would smack them. Lately I started to suspect I might be wrong so I came here to check. I guess now I can start catching them and putting them outside instead :)... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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BobRusso commented on picture ID 140666.

Oh it’s also huge. Over an inch. If I post another picture will be misinterpreted as an additional spider?... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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BobRusso commented on picture ID 140666.

It’s been living on my soldering iron in my garage for about two days. Very alert. Very alive. Moves very quickly if I get near it, like it’s ready for a fight, but is otherwise completely motionless. If I take a picture of it when I come back it will be EXACTLY as I left it hours ago.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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LocalEntomologist commented on picture ID 140658.

Can confirm! Their bites aren't as bad as the internet would have you think, but it's far from pleasant. Beautiful colouration... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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LocalEntomologist commented on picture ID 140666.

This looks like P. Mira, which is a kind of nursery web spider. Nice find!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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LocalEntomologist commented on picture ID 140668.

This looks like Latrodectus variolus! Same genus as redback spiders. Stunning find :)... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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LocalEntomologist commented on picture ID 140672.

Yep! This is a kind of wolf spider. Totally harmless little guys :)... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140670.

Barn funnel weaver, Tegenaria domestica. They are timid and their fangs are unlikely to break the skin. They are considered beneficial since they eat flies and mosquitoes, but are downright scary when they wander into you bathtub (trust me, it's happened).... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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BobRusso commented on picture ID 140666.

I have other pictures of it but I’m not sure how this site works. I don’t want them to mistaken for additional spiders. Also, investigating closer, it may actually be in (or near) it’s web. There is a moth suspended in a web right above it. I can’t actually see the web, I wear glasses, but I’ve never heard of a levitating dead moth so there must be a web.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140654.

These spiders get a bad rep on UK news websites, but they don't deserve it. Most bad "bites" that were "caused by noble false widows (Steatoda nobilis)" were from another medical condition, not the spider itself.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140662.

That is correct! These spiders are all over my house.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140656.

Its a cobweb spider, likely part of the genus Steatoda (false widows). As their name suggests, they closely resemble their infamous cousin, the black widow (Latrodectus mactans). These are relatively harmless, but their bite can make you feel sick. They do consume mosquitoes, hobo spiders, and house flies, so they are beneficial to have in your home. ... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140658.

That is a northern black widow, Latrodectus variolus! They have potent neurotoxin capable of causing stomach cramps, difficulty breathing, fever, and temporary paralysis in the extremities. Their bites are rarely deadly do to antivenom, but you should be cautious in woodpiles and in dark garages. Black widow spiders are quite beautiful, though.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140361.

No problem!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140664.

You're welcome... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Kapota commented on picture ID 140664.

<3 thx bro... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140664.

Larinioides ixobolus.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140654.

Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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zuluechopapa commented on picture ID 140630.

cool and thankya. I get a little too excited about images and finding some place that will look at them, but getting an ID (at least close) is always a good thing. I was just out trying to get some more, getting her to move around in the web a bit, but she's very reluctant go go through the center of the web, or even switch sides at all, from what I've seen.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140590.

Which species is that? I'm having difficulty recognizing her.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140604.

Thank you for joining us Moore! I blanked out on the name of this species, I'm glad you got it. Your help is appreciated. This site is 100% run by volunteers with zero finances. It is whatever we choose it to be. I'm kinda the deputy moderator. We are happy to answer any spider questions and we help each other learn to ID. There's no pressure on anyone to work, we welcome everyone. :) The... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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moore869_ commented on picture ID 140604.

No problem! Very cool find.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Edderkopp commented on picture ID 140604.

Indeed! Thank you for IDing him!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140636.

Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140632.

Scotophaeus cf. blackwalli.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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axequeen commented on picture ID 139727.

still waiting for some info... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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moore869_ commented on picture ID 140345.

I would say a red brown spider (Scotophaeus blackwalli). Definitely a male.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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moore869_ commented on picture ID 140604.

That’s a Sergiolus capulatus, a species of ground spider. Cute little guy!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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moore869_ commented on picture ID 140634.

Looks like a Rustic Wolf Spider (Trochosa ruricola). Looking at the pedipalps, I would say a male. They’re pretty harmless, very common in grassland and such. Not aggressive unless seriously threatened, you can probably just put it in a cup and let it in the grass and it’ll be fine.... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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SussySpider commented on picture ID 140361.

Thanks James for the knowledge!... Discussion Thread

June 23, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140564.

Does she sleep in the cocoon or do you think she has eggs?... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140630.

She's Leucauge venusta. You had the genus correct. :) I can do the IDs but my photos aren't nearly that good. Either way can be frustrating. I've taken some nice photos of things that can't be identified, it's so unsatisfying. The trick on this one is the range of the Leucauge species. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1998 I can't link the range data, but this is the Leucauge ID chart at ... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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JenniAnne commented on picture ID 140287.

Hogna aspersa (Tiger Wolf Spider)... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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JenniAnne commented on picture ID 140285.

Hogna aspersa (Tiger Wolf Spider)... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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azal75 commented on picture ID 140578.

yeah it's that one, cool... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 140626.

European Orb Weaver, Araneus diadematushttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araneus_diadematus?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140616.

Female dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus. They can bite humans but they have mild venom. You should let these live outside your house; they eat mosquitoes!... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140586.

You got the ID! I learned some new things while looking up your question, that's always a good thing. What source for range did you use? BugGuide.net has sightings in 28 states. They are also in other countries. The common name is a Hackled Orbweaver. There is form without markings that I just realized I probably failed to identify in photos. This family of Orbweavers has a unique set of c... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140598.

This is a Wolf Spider in genus Hogna. Here is a link with more info about them https://bugguide.net/node/view/3381 Though you took a really nice clear photo, I'm not sure if the species can be identified. Hogna is one of the ambiguous genera. There are several species in this genus in Florida. They are big gentle spiders. I'm quite fond of them since I tried to remove one from a pool skimmer a... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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brbaconbeast commented on picture ID 140538.

It was much larger than my thumb contrary to the picture. Probably about 2-2.5 in wide.... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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Shatabdi commented on picture ID 140578.

I think this species is Camaricus formosus, a crab spider.... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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Shatabdi commented on picture ID 140578.

May be..... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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azal75 commented on picture ID 140590.

Barn orb weaver... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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azal75 commented on picture ID 140578.

I also came across this same spider but dk. Maybe a new Sp.... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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Cellar dweller commented on picture ID 140592.

And I’m commenting on my post LOL he’s been down there since last end of fall early winter, I’ve been watching him grow all this time, he was a little itty-bitty thing and now he’s really big... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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VenomousVixen commented on picture ID 140040.

Looks like a juvenile Latrodectus a young Black Widow... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140229.

The Cyclosa species are really cool in how they hide by creating lines of decoys made of silk and the remains of prey! The decoy spiders even match the colors of the real spiders. It's incredible to me that they can craft self decoys so well using what prey and debris that comes along. The string of decoys is called a trashline. I felt the trashline of Cyclosa conica and it really felt strange... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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jenjenlong commented on picture ID 140367.

Thank you... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140229.

Oops, I messed up on accounting for range! This is Cyclosa turbinata. We use the data on BugGuide.net for ranges in North America. SpiderId.com is sorta a spin-off from that site. They have more detailed info and more years of data.... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140229.

Great job, you got it!... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140488.

She's gorgeous! I think she's Neoscona oaxacensis, but not 100% sure. Most of our site's volunteers haven't seen this species submitted yet. They are usually black and white and found in the area of the West Coast of USA. The ornate markings vary. Here's BugGuide's page on differentiating Neoscona species: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1991... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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Collectore36 commented on picture ID 140229.

Incredible, that’s the one alright. Thank you so much. First time seeing one and was amazed at how well it was camouflaged.... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140554.

Yes. Thank you Azal! This is an Orchard Orbweaver, Leucauge venusta https://bugguide.net/node/view/2010... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 140558.

No, it would be very unusual if you found a Brown Recluse in Ohio. Please don't worry about them. This is a female Wolf Spider, possibly Hogna baltimoriana. She is using her spinnerets to carry her babies in their egg sack. She will carry and guard them until they are ready to emerge. Then she'll start carrying them by letting them ride on her body until they are too big. There are predatory... Discussion Thread

June 22, 2021
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arkhanea commented on picture ID 112122.

Thank you! IS that a dangerous spider...??? IS their any risk we get other ones in the appartment such in clothes etc....? Thank you... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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RusholmeRuffian commented on picture ID 112122.

I am almost certain that's a juvenile female latrodectus (widow spider) I would guess latrodectus elegans, based on the markings... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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azal75 commented on picture ID 140554.

Orb weaver... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140530.

Scotophaeus cf. blackwalli.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 140367.

Harmless Long-Legged Wolf Spider (Pardosa sp.)... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Phoneutria commented on picture ID 138052.

TYPO, I meant DOLOMEDES tenebrosus:-)... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Phoneutria commented on picture ID 138052.

This is clearly Dolobedes tenebrosus, one of the largest, if not largest, spiders in New England. I have not seen the famous Lycosa carolinensis which represents the largest North American wolf spider but their range supposedly includes New Hampshire. Dolomedes is very large and although not technically dangerous, as with any spider bite, the venom can have unpredictable results w... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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MDoskocz commented on picture ID 140480.

that looks like a harvest man AKA daddy long legs... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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mstill commented on picture ID 140357.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140400.

Saitis cf. barbipes, a female.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 140486.

A member of the Enoplognatha ovata complex.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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jenjenlong commented on picture ID 140367.

I had 2 people say this is a brown recluse and 4 people say it is not. Please help me identify it.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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JamesTheSpider commented on picture ID 140478.

Brown widow, Latrodectus geometricus. They are much less dangerous than their cousin, the black widow, but can still cause uncomfortable symptoms.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Rebekahegan commented on picture ID 139896.

That is a tick. My least favorite in the insect world.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Rebekahegan commented on picture ID 140450.

Looks like a Wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Rebekahegan commented on picture ID 140438.

I don't know, but the coloring is so lively.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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Rebekahegan commented on picture ID 140416.

Thank you. This picture does not justice to his coloring. He's more brightly green.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139809.

That does indeed look like a brown recluse. And strangely also looks photoshopped for some reason. Anyway, recluses like to wander so it' snot surprising that one ends up on your wall. That does indeed look like a brown recluse. And strangely also looks photoshopped for some reason. Anyway, recluses like to wander so it's not surprising that one ends up on your wall.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139829.

Phidippus Audax, I do believe. It's a jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 140229.

Oh, I found the spider with that little cone on its abdomen. It's called Cyclosa conica, fittingly...... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139884.

Phidippus Johnsoni. A jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139896.

That mite not be a spider. Lol. I'm hilarious. I think it's a tick, not a mite but they're both from the same order, Acari.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139904.

The way it's eyes are arranged make me think it's a wolf spider. Not 100% but I'm pretty sure.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139918.

It looks like a tangleweb spider from the same family as the widows. This does not look like a true widow though. It looks more like a member of the steatoda genus.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139924.

Yup, it's a crab spider. I have not yet bothered to learn the different species of the Thomisidae family but they're usually very pretty because they specialize in ambushing pollinators on flowers.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139932.

It's some sort of ground spider from the Gnaphosidae family. They cannot hurt your cats. They want nothing to do with them :p... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 139991.

Uh, that's not a spider. It has 6 legs and antennae. It's some sort of insect. My best guess is it's an assassin bug.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 140066.

Don't know the species but that's a jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 140054.

Some sort of crab spider.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021
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PrinceOfAsphodel commented on picture ID 140074.

Wow, didn't know this thing existed. They are closely related to trapdoor spiders so you were pretty close the first time too.... Discussion Thread

June 21, 2021